Rutan VariEze

1975

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Rutan VariEze

Burt Rutan set up the Rutan Aircraft Factory in 1974 and set about radically altering the format of home-build light aircraft by designing and building the Rutan VariEze. The revolutionary design of the VariEze belied its simplicity. It was initially powered by a pusher Volkswagen engine (but later a larger Avco Lycoming type), and the wing configuration was forward canards with a swept and wingletted main rear wing. The secret of the VariEze's endurance lay in extensive use of lightweight composite materials. It and the later Rutan LongEZ were built in many thousands and used to break endurance records, as would the later Rutan Voyager.

Robert Jackson "The Encyclopedia of Aircraft", 2004

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Rutan VariEze

Specification 
 CREW1
 PASSENGERS1
 ENGINE1 x 100hp Volkswagen automobile engine
 WEIGHTS
  Take-off weight263 kg580 lb
 DIMENSIONS
  Wingspan6.80 m22 ft 4 in
  Length4.30 m14 ft 1 in
  Height1.50 m5 ft 11 in
 PERFORMANCE
  Max. speed290 km/h180 mph
  Range1127 km700 miles

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Ray Mallah, e-mail, 11.07.2017 19:03

Iam looking for varieze plan Electrical,instruments and other systems instructions to help in accomplish my project thanks call 314 484 5552

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Stan Morris, e-mail, 07.01.2017 19:16

I am looking for a set of original Varieze plans - cjpilot@bresnan.net

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Matteo, e-mail, 08.11.2016 13:25

I'm interested into buying the Varieze plans, if anyone has it, please email me! I would like to build it myself from the very beginning, so no purchase of incomplete plane. My email is m.nannini86@gmail.com

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greg davis, e-mail, 20.02.2016 02:14

We have 2 incomplete variEze in dads basement. Have been setting since 2001. Have plans and all pieces, glass work mostly done. no motors, dad was a composite builder and work is spot on. any help on moving these would greatly appreciated. 423 991 1959 (Eastern Time)

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tony, e-mail, 14.12.2015 16:17

Bo Watwood I would be interested in a copy of the plans. You can e mail me at ttrottkr@yahoo.com

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Giovanni, e-mail, 26.11.2015 18:06

Jane Hastings.....
I'm interested in her box parts.
Please contact me at (juniorleo@libero.it)

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Bo Watwood, e-mail, 05.10.2015 18:05

email correction blwatwood@charter.net
phone 256 786 0626

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Bo Watwood, e-mail, 05.10.2015 18:00

I have a complete set of plans. If you will pay for copy cost, I will send copy to you.

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aj, e-mail, 09.09.2020 Bo Watwood

Hey Bo, do you have the plans for verieze in digital format? I have some templates but they don't seem very precise, they look like they'd turn me into a hamburger with catchup :(

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TORBJÍRN KAMPE, e-mail, 19.03.2015 01:09

A dream machine. Has all the man could want in terms of performance.
I wish Attman had one and queke. You should have fun up there in the air.
Thanks Burt Rutan, To good home construction flying good.

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Giovanni, e-mail, 22.11.2014 20:00

Wanted Varieze metal parts
Thanks

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tom, e-mail, 25.10.2014 07:22

Verite project for sale.

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Francesco, e-mail, 05.11.2013 23:38

I'm looking a Varieze project or plane ready to fly
Please conctact me

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Tom McAvoy, e-mail, 11.05.2013 21:03

Hi

I am looking for a set of plans and templates for a long ez or varieze

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Jane Hastings, e-mail, 12.11.2012 20:59

I have a box of templates and other misc small parts /pieces someone can have, if you are in San Diego or nearby. My husband and I built our EZ in 1978 (finished in Jan, 1980). Illness forced the sale a number of years ago. As I cleaned out the garage, I found this box. Anyone interested?

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Hank Johnson, e-mail, 03.07.2012 02:30

Interested in buying plans for the VariEze...what are the main composites used in this plane? CF & fiberglass? Anything else?

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Greg, e-mail, 23.06.2012 17:10

I have a partially built VARIEZE airplane with everything for completion including a new 125hp Lacoming engine. Please inquire if interested.

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Brendan, e-mail, 06.05.2012 17:51

I am looking for a set of plans to build one of these aircraft

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Larry Rothrock, e-mail, 06.01.2012 07:36

I love the airplane. San Diego to East Coast fights are delightful. I throttle back to 150 - 155 mph and get a 4.3 gph fuel burn.

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lucy johnson, e-mail, 15.09.2011 09:22

can you forward this to lew danforth on facebook?

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JeskaSavage, e-mail, 24.07.2011 03:04

Alan Summers, I have a set of plans for the varieze. I'm pretty sure they are complete.

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AJ, e-mail, 09.09.2020 JeskaSavage

Hey, are your plans in digital format on computer? I have some templates but they don't seem very precise :(

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